Steffee has a habit of finding jobs that mean a lot to her. For years she worked for her mother, Jean, in her wallpapering business.
"We were best friends. We had a great time working together," Steffee said.
Then Steffee, the owner of two Newfoundland dogs and a very large cat, went to work for the Kansas Humane Society. This month, she started at Susan G. Komen, an organization she first volunteered for during her mother's battle against breast cancer.
"I kind of fell in love with both of these career things," she said.
Steffee is the affiliate's first program director. In that role she will split her time between two tasks — developing and implementing a management plan for about 1,500 volunteers, and helping with fundraising.
Susan G. Komen has invested more than $3 million in community breast health programs in 95 Kansas counties served by the affiliate.
"We have quite an amazing base of folks that want to volunteer for Susan G. Komen," Steffee said. "There is so much potential."